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Welcome Ballroom Dancers! 

Located on the shores of Messalonskee Lake, Snow Pond Center for the Arts, is your dancing retreat for the weekend. The magnificent 40 acre campus is just 60 minutes from Portland, ME. The modern cabins are nestled among the tall pines and along the shore line. In addition to dancing, you'll have opportunities to wander the forest paths, take a kayak out to view the foliage or breathe in the crisp fall air from one of the largest outdoor amphitheaters in the United States. Meals are prepared by a culinary team and served in the lodge overlooking the lake. Ballroom workshops and parties will be held in Alumni Hall, a large open space with 2,400 square feet of hardwood floor and a state of the art sound system. Although there is a campus wide internet, we hope you will disconnect from the outside world, embrace the call of loons, conversation with new friends and the beauty of dance. 

Your hosts for the weekend are Mark Ostermann and Laurie Rosa, an enthusiastic ballroom couple. Your professional instructors are Louise Cote along with Sam and Margorie Bartlett.  Sam and Marjorie will be at the Social dances as dance hosts. 

For more information on scheduling a private lesson, please see the weekend schedule. 

We are excited to host you this year and we hope that your experience here at Snow Pond is one to remember.

Arrival Friday- 12-4pm (check-in)
Departure Sunday- 4-6pm (checkout)

Full Weekend Schedule (PDF) 

Weekend Instructors (PDF)

Weekend  Showcase Performers (PDF)

Campus Pictures (PDF)

To sign up there are two steps required:

STEP ONE- Weekend Registration as a Single Follower or as Single Lead or as a Couple (1 Lead and 1 Follower) 

                    Process a payment for Weekend Registration

Weekend Registration (Couples, Leader, Follower) 

STEP TWO - Make your Lodging and Food Preferences choices:

            Choose a cabin,  1,2 or 3 Bedrooms  or  Dorm room

             Record your names, Friday meal choice, and Saturday meal choice

             Process a payment for your Lodging and and Preferences

Lodging Reservations and Meal Preferences 

Note : A couple may choose to each have their own cabin or dorm room by themselves by each processing Lodging Food Preference with separate payments. 

We are encouraging  singles to sign up as couples so that we have "social parity at dances" but to have the flexibility that they don't have to share housing. Also The dance pros have been hired to be dance host to increase the opportunity for single followers to get more dances.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations made 30 days or more before the scheduled arrival will receive a full refund of the payment, less processing fees.
(On or before September 13, 2023)
Cancellations made 29 days to 4 days before scheduled arrival will receive a 50% refund of the payment, less processing fees. 
(From September 14 to October 9, 2023)
Cancellations made within 3 days of the arrival will receive no refund of the payment. There are no refunds for early departure.
(After October 9, 2023)
Cancellations made on the day of arrival or no shows will be charged the full amount of the scheduled stay.

Snow Pond Center for the Arts

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